This jacket is changing what it means to 'grow a pair'

Or rather, telling strong women the world over what we already know: we're tougher than you think

By Nalisa Alia Amin | Published: 14 Nov 2014

Grow a pair!
Photo: Valfre/Instagram

[Updated 3 January 2017] Good news, ships to Malaysia now!


When someone tells another person to "grow a pair!" you'd immediately think the phrase is about growing a pair of… testicles. Obvious sexist connotations aside, it's been an unfortunate euphemism for telling someone to toughen up.

However, the phrase has now been given a different meaning, thanks to this jacket.

This dark grey denim bomber by designer and illustrator Ilse Valfré features an illustration of a uterus inside a pink heart, accompanied by the words "Grow A Pair". Because why not? Takes just as much strength – if not more – to be female. Those ovaries put up a damn good fight.

“Quirky and insightful illustrations uniquely capture the essence of what it feels like to be a girl,” said Ilse.

Unfortunately, the jacket is not available for international shipping (boo!) but you can head over to her official website to fall in love with everything there and simply feel good about being a girl. 


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